Red is but one step

in STEMGeeks3 months ago

         I saw this agar plate the other day. I thought, "is it time to gather assorted bacteria for Halloween decorations?". Aside from the red pigments from Serratia, I wanted to see if I could catch another with orange colors on the CHROMagar.

         Once that is accomplished, it won't be too difficult to assemble the color pallette needed for holiday-themed artwork. You may ask, why not use QC organisms for this task? Well, I do! But, not all of them come out the way I want them. It's also worth noting that they are usually not kept on CHROMagar of any kind, so patience is needed when figuring out which colors you have.

         In the meantime, why pass on a color I know is working?

         For entertainment, here's a search result I put into Brave when I look for "CHROMagar art":

         Some of those are way too advanced for me. Who says you can't have fun in a clinical microbiology lab? It certainly does seem more dangerous, but fun nonetheless.

         What the picture may not show is the consistency of the colonies. Some strains may be more mucoid than others. That alone creates many possibilities.

         I shouldn't have to say this, but please don't try this at home.

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Do a Hive Logo just cause.

 3 months ago 

I think that's actually much harder than it looks, but I can give it a shot at some point.

love the Great Wave off Kanagawa inspired one :)

 3 months ago 

Way too advanced for me.


 3 months ago 

Not yet.

Wow 😲😲😲...
Just wow!
I never imagined Microbiology can be this fun. If only there's no biohazard involved, you could sell this as art. Heck, I'd buy one for sure.

 3 months ago 

Alas, the biohazard is a must.

A long time ago I heard about people in my lab talking about that agar fun lol! If you make some let us know!

 3 months ago 

If things turn out okay, I’ll post it.

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I see you're busy working on the next global pandemic! well done. Just give me a head start :)

 3 months ago 

None of you shall escape!

Does it get an epic name like COVID19 2.0? Or we going for something completely new?

 3 months ago 

We’ll let the world decide.

Haha! Perfect. VirusMcVirusFace

Bang, I did it again... I just rehived your post!
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